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http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-147-OK&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1752

looks reference to me. and it's hard to find a reference for such a price here. so i guess i cant be too picky. but if it's a good brand? anyone has any experience with them? or the particular card?
Edited by bluepiglet - 7/28/11 at 4:11am
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IIRC its a powercolor division, I'd stay away from them if I were you.

Spend a bit more and get XFX, Sapphire or ASUS.
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I've got 2 VTX3D HD5850s, haven't had any issues biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by adizz;14376847 
IIRC its a powercolor division, I'd stay away from them if I were you.

Spend a bit more and get XFX, Sapphire or ASUS.

last time i used powercolor was like 10 years ago. but it was alright tongue.gif

is the brand not doing well nowdays?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bluepiglet;14376888 
last time i used powercolor was like 10 years ago. but it was alright tongue.gif

is the brand not doing well nowdays?

The last PC card I owned was 4850 and it died pretty soon, I contacted them twice and I haven't heard from them at all.
But that's just me.

I would still recommend you buy from one of the brands I mentioned in my previous post.
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I would recommend against buying VTX3D hardware.

I have 2 VTX3D 5830s, 1VTX3D 5850, and 1 VTX3D 6970. I also have XFX versions of all of the previously mentioned cards, and all the VTX3D ones are 'worse'.

Worse, in this case, means their non-ref coolers aren't as effective and appear to be applied poorly (when I reapplied them they were much better).

The XFX versions of my cards can also achieve much higher clock speeds, but I haven't looked in detail as to whether VTX3D have used poorer quality filtering/componentry.

I'm not saying XFX are the best brand, but my experience with VTX3D is not good.

edit: just noticed the one you linked appears to be a ref. 6950 - I have no experience with these so I can't comment.
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Do the reference cards still unlock or something?
What's stopping you from spending £10 extra and getting the dual fan sapphire model?
If the reference cards are still unlocking ignore what I just said. tongue.gif
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Asus, Gigabyte, Diamond, Sapphire, and XFX are solid choices for AMD cards. Some MSi cards are great like the lightning cards.
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Originally Posted by Mike-IRL;14377051 
Do the reference cards still unlock or something?
What's stopping you from spending £10 extra and getting the dual fan sapphire model?
If the reference cards are still unlocking ignore what I just said. tongue.gif

reference one are all the same and should be all good to unlock right? that's the only reason im not looking at the tf3 or the dual fan sapphire.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bluepiglet;14377092 
reference one are all the same and should be all good to unlock right? that's the only reason im not looking at the tf3 or the dual fan sapphire.

I dunno, I'll look it up in a sec but I'd be amazed if they hadn't fixed it by now.
I know a friend of mine got the tf3 power edition and his didn't unlock but that was expected.
He's the kind of guy who would research it well before he bought anything though so I assumed AMD had fixed the 6950 up-flashing.

Edit: Didn't find much on the subject, This guy found a card that unlocks back in April but I couldn't find much else that was recent.
Go to page 3, one of his posts says the card unlocked
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